San Diego's Best In Organic Produce
& Customer Service

Everyone can shop, Anyone can join!

Ocean Beach People's Organic Food Market is a member-owned vegetarian food co-op that has been serving the community since 1972. Originally a worker's collective, the cooperative has grown to include 6,000 feet of retail space and more than 13,500 member/owners. The Co-op offers an extensive selection of organic produce, grocery, dairy, and bulk foods and herbs, as well as vitamins and homeopathics, cruelty-free bodycare, and aromatherapy products. Enjoy a full service award winning deli featuring a delicious selection of home-style vegetarian and vegan entrees, salads, sandwiches, freshly prepared baked goods, desserts, and more! At People's, San Diego's only customer-owned grocery store, we specialize in products that are organic, wholesome, minimally processed, vegetarian and environmentally safe.

October News

Call for Co-op Crafters for Fall Arts & Crafts Fair
People's Co-op will host its annual owners' Fall Arts and Crafts Fair this year on Saturday, November 19. Now is the perfect time to get those knitting needles clicking and your paint brushes flowing. Kids are also encouraged to bring their crafts to the fair! For Co-op owners who would like to participate in the fair, please call People's Co-op at (619) 224-1387 and ask for Amber or Sarela. Space is limited.

Next Board Meeting
Monday, October 17, 6 p.m.

  • Outreach & Education Committee
    Chair, Andi Briceno
    Meeting: October 10, 5:30 p.m.
  • Planning Committee
    Chair, Stephanie Mood
    Meeting: October 10, 6:30 p.m.
  • Finance Committee
    Chair, Steve Myrick
    Meeting: October 10, 7 p.m.

Meetings are held in the Co-op's Community Room.

Celebrate Co-op Month with Owner Appreciation Savings.
To celebrate Co-op Month, People's is offering a 10% off Owner Appreciation Discount coupon 
Here's how it works:

  1. Pick the day you want to shop for your Owner Appreciation 10% discount between October 1 and October 31, 2016
  2. Once at the register, give the cashier your owner number and Owner Appreciation Discount coupon.
  3. Receive your 10% discount on that transaction.

Important to Know!
Your owner number can only be used one time with your Owner Appreciation Discount coupon. If someone other than the primary shareholder (i.e. the person whose name is on the ownership card) uses the Owner Appreciation Discount coupon (for instance a roommate or spouse), that counts as the one time use. Forgot your coupon from the newsletter? Ask any cashier for a coupon!
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask any cashier or call People's at (619) 224-1387.

Run for a Seat on the Co-op's Board of Directors!
People's Co-op's Board of Directors (the Board) is made up of member-owners like you. There are two seats open to be filled in the upcoming election, which will conclude at the Co-op's Annual Meeting in April, 2017.
Qualifications include an interest in the continued success of People's Co-op, experience working cooperatively in a group, and the willingness and ability to make a regular time commitment. Each director contributes approximately five to ten hours per month for a three year term. Most meetings are held on Monday evenings after 5 p.m. A few times a year, Directors are required to attend weekend events such as the Co-op's Annual Meeting and the Co-op's Owner Appreciation Birthday Party.
The Board makes policy and financial decisions to ensure that People's Co-op remains strong and healthy, and is responsive to the needs of the membership. The Board is also responsible for hiring and evaluating the Co-op's General Manager, who handles the day-to-day operations of the business. Experience on a board, in business or in finance can be helpful, but is not required. Additionally, there are opportunities that may require out of town travel once or twice per year. Travel expenses are funded by the Co-op.
Board candidate application forms are available at People's. Applications are also available on the Co-op's website by clicking the "Board of Directors" page link. All applications must be submitted in person to the Membership Desk, located on the second floor, no later than 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016.
Need more information? Email Nate Bazydlo at or call People's at (619) 224-1387 and ask for Amber.

People's Announces Co-op Scholarship
In an effort to reach out to the local community and to assist students in furthering their education, Ocean Beach People's Organic Food Market, a California food cooperative, is sponsoring two $1,000 scholarships for all eligible college-bound high school seniors. 
With these scholarships, Ocean Beach People's Organic Food Market is reaching out to extend knowledge and appreciation of the cooperative business model in order to effect change. We believe the co-op business model fosters thriving communities and we wish to encourage young people to seek alternatives to "business as usual" and actively engage in their communities at the local level.
To access the application, please click on the Board of Directors link from the menu on the left, then click on the Word document under 2017 Scholarship. The application period runs until March 1, 2017.

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